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Top Three Holiday Photos

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We had the full First Class dining experience at a table for 2, with breakfast when joining in London, and silver service dinner service on the return leg. Was quite a day.

Rejoining the main line after a water stop.
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Settled in at our table.
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Our carriage, shown at Salisbury station.
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OK I googled the steam train to Salisbury and now have gone down a complete rabbit warren of steam trains in the UK (I love steam trains) so more on the bucket list 🤤
 

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Culloden

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I found Culloden incredibly moving and such a solemn place. To look at the mounds and know that they are whole clans, including some of my forebears, buried there was indescribable. The day I was there it was cool and misty and that added to the overall feeling.
 

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And some amazing photos from the SA Museum Nature Photographer of the Year competition

 

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Brilliant Henry Moore!

wrong angle on the Max Ernst! :) Or did the Americans cut his penis off?
Do you really mean Max Ernst - are you referring to this

 

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Do you really mean Max Ernst - are you referring to this

Ah yes. The one facing the canal in Venice. I thought it was a Max Ernst self portrait! :)
 
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One of my favourite stone circle complexes in the UK. Avebury.

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Good timing. I am halfway through a murder mystery where the deed was done next to one of the standing stones. The village pub has a different name though. :)
 

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Good timing. I am halfway through a murder mystery where the deed was done next to one of the standing stones. The village pub has a different name though. :)
Just remember the visit by the boys from Spinaltap!

The landlord in the old days (90’s) was a grumpy old bast**d, especially in the front bar with the lovely fireplace.

is the book the Nine Spoked Wheel?
 

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The book is "A Divided Loyalty" by Charles Todd (An American Mother & Son writing team). They have written a number of Crime novels set in and around WW1 & the 1920's. The hero, Ian Rutledge, is an Inspector at Scotland Yard and is a sort of an upper middle class Lord Peter Wimsey in that he has come back from WW1 with severe shell-shock. In his case he occasionally hears the voice of a favoured Corporal who he 'had to' execute pour encourager les autres.

They seem to have done a good job of capturing the milieu and only once have I been jarred out of the era - when they dared to use an U.S spelling in one scene. Apart from that they have been pretty enjoyable books - the series numbers 21 so far and there are another 11 or so set in the same period but with a heroine.
 

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The book is "A Divided Loyalty" by Charles Todd (An American Mother & Son writing team). They have written a number of Crime novels set in and around WW1 & the 1920's. The hero, Ian Rutledge, is an Inspector at Scotland Yard and is a sort of an upper middle class Lord Peter Wimsey in that he has come back from WW1 with severe shell-shock. In his case he occasionally hears the voice of a favoured Corporal who he 'had to' execute pour encourager les autres.

They seem to have done a good job of capturing the milieu and only once have I been jarred out of the era - when they dared to use an U.S spelling in one scene. Apart from that they have been pretty enjoyable books - the series numbers 21 so far and there are another 11 or so set in the same period but with a heroine.
I read a couple but just couldn’t get into them. It’s interesting how someone can rave about a book and you just MEH. Gone girl anyone. Wasted 2 hours I’ll never get back
 

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